Brandon Morrow began the season on the disabled list with right elbow soreness and made his season debut today against the Rays. Morrow, who led starting pitchers in K/9 last season, showed how dominant he could be in his return.
He pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed three hits, three runs, two walks, and struck out 10 in a loss. Morrow walked Sam Fuld and allowed a home run to Johnny Damon to begin the game. After that he settled down and the third run scored when Carlos Villanueva allowed a three-run homer to Ben Zobrist.
Morrow threw 94 pitches; 58 for strikes. The key for Morrow is limiting the walks and after struggling during his rehab appearances, he was very good today. He might have went undrafted in shallow leagues, so check the waiver wire and if he's available, pick him up.